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growing economy this year. it is because of its rapidly growing gaming industry. >> it has been called the las vegas of the east. there are comparisons. equal doses of glitz and glamour. most of nevada's major players have staked their fortunes here. rightly so. in just a decade, macao eclipsed the world as the place for gaming. not to be outdone, and hong kong billionaire is expanding his casino resort. with the gaming revenues on the island and expected to double by 2015, he has big plans. >> we will have 10 million square feet of space is. we should be one of the top casino resorts in the world. >> 0.3 billion sanders is credited for being macao financial fortune. junket operators use slick advertisers lure high rollers to vip rooms. there are tiny state officials who use macau to launder millions in illicit earnings. it is something operators do not like talking about. >> it is hard for me to say if there are such people. i do not know. most people are above board and follow the law. >> casino executives admit a crackdown. enforcement is attracting -- attracting more of the country
as president obama pushed his plan for immigration reform in las vegas. coming just one day after the senate beat him to the punch, announcing its bipartisan proposal. president obama making remarks in las vegas. the president called for granting a path to citizenship for the estimated 11 million people in the united states, currently illegally. he praised the senate's efforts in announcing an immigration proposal yesterday. that plan had a key provision, requiring tighter border security before any illegal immigrants could get citizenship. that was key to republican support. it also calls for beefing up border security and punishments for businesses that hire illegal immigrants. republicans say they will not sign off on any immigration reform that doesn't put border security first. let's go to carl cameron in washington. how do you break this down? is there a big difference from what you heard from president obama, compared to the bipartisan commission of eight senators yesterday? we heard a lot more from the so-called gang of eight. they got more granular. what we heard from the president
the international community can achieve. >> reporter: president bowl called the limited operation anybody la a recipe for the future. >> not a single u.s. troop was on the ground. >> reporter: but that light footprint left room for others to step in. zawahiri dispatched a top lieutenant to libya, ordering him to build up al qaeda's network there. mokhtar belmokhtar traveled to libya a little more than a year ago. >> he met with the commandant of one of these camps in southern libya during this time. >> reporter: but algeria may only be the latest link in a chain that leads back to libya. in nearby mali, the u.s. is now aiding france's fight to smash al qaeda. but militants are armed to the teeth and fighting back against french troops. >> mali is the first victim of libya because of the weapon caches that were raided and just about the inability for anyone to stop weapons flying all over. >> reporter: defense secretary leon panetta issued a warning to those running training camps. >> terrorists should be on notice. that they will find no sanctuary, no refuge, not in algeria, not in north afr
you stop the violence? that consultant, william bratton, the former police chief of l.a. and new york told cbs 5 last week he supports a concept called stop and frisk. >> for any city to say they don't do stop and frisk, i'm sorry, they don't know what the hell they're talking about. >> reporter: the very next day the oakland police chief seemed to shoot down that concept. >> we expect our officers to continue to practice good constitutional policing. so i don't agree that this stop and frisk issue is something that -- that we need to -- to deal with here in oakland. >> reporter: meanwhile. gerline robert says she'd like to see more conversations about getting more cops on the street. >> if they're going to spend money on a consultant to bring him in seems like they would spend more money on policing the city itself instead of bringing in the consultant that will take more money away from the city. >> reporter: so right now much of the debate is centering around stop and frisk. the police say no
for immigration reform in a speech in las vegas. >> republican senator mark rubio of florida called the senate plan positive for step. >> i think today is an important for step it will be a significant complicated journey. the issue of immigration is not simple. we have the tools to right. if we do we will do a tremendous service to our country and its future. >> democratic senator says lawmakers realize there's more political risk in opposing immigration then supporting it. >> we believe this will be the year congress finally get this done. >> senator robert menendez from new jersey says >> if you got up this morning and have proved for breakfast it was probably picked by an immigrant worker. >> the president is expected to push for improvements on border security. >> and creating a current that way to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. >> i am ed payne reporting. >> also in national news congress has passed a $50 billion emergency relief measure for victims of super storm sandy. the bill cleared the senate and house heading for president obamas desk. lawmakers from the northeast say, t
is now. >> woodruff: the campaign-style event at a las vegas high school came a day after a bipartisan group of eight u.s. senators put forward their own plan. it calls for creating a path to legal citizenship for the 11 million undocumented people now estimated to be living in the u.s implementing that policy would be contingent on securing the southern border. seven years ago then senator obama the joined a similar effort >> if the compromise that's been discussed and has the agreement of those who were in this room, if that ends up being the bill that is signed into law, it's a win-win for everybody >> woodruff: today president obama praised the new senate effort. he said the path to citizenship must be clear from the start and not just be tied to border security. >> we have to lay out a path, a process that includes passing a background check, paying taxes, paying a penalty, learning english, and then going to the back of the line behind all the folks who are trying to come here legally. that's only fair. right? so that means it won't be a quick process but it will be a fair proces
and questions over knee calls to mandate universal background checks. william la jeunesse on that story live in l.a. now. william, good morning, what do you have? >> bill it seems to be the one thing that lawmakers a pier t appear to agree on. guns for the deraged is a patchwork of records that the government has treated not with try or the. and it begins with this application to buy a firearm. it is the first line of defense against gun crime, the background check. >> this is to make sure that you don't have any -- anything prohibiting in your past that would keep you from owning a firearm. >> reporter: fell ons, fugitives, domestic abusers, drug ears, the mentally ill, illegal aliens among others cannot buy a gun. >> you are going to wait ten days to put you through a background check. >> reporter: all states require f.b.i. background checks on weapons sold as gun stores. some include gun show sales for most weapons. the majority do not. a loophole some lawmakers hope to close. >> background checks for all firearm sales, not just by licensed dealers, but also at gun shows, private sales. >
and doctors will care for the mother. it's called birth tourism. dozens of these houses are scattered across california, operating in the shadows within the suburbs of l.a. pay them thousands and according to their ads, they will help you obtain u.s. citizenship for your newborn. have you been inside? >> yes. >> reporter: arthur chen lives next door to what he calls a maternity hotel. on his street, he sees a lot of pregnant chinese women every day. why would a chinese mother come all the way to america to give birth? >> citizenship. >> reporter: if people from mainland china get an american passport he says their life can be different. potential access to u.s. education and once the child turns 18, says chen, they can help others get green cards and become u.s. citizens. >> not here! >> reporter: neighborhood protests have sprung up around the strait. >> go back to your country! >> reporter: local authorities have busted some of these houses for code violations but not for so-called birth tourism. that's because under current federal laws, it's not illegal. >> legally barred from denying a
legislation, added a president obama will outline his plans during a speech in las vegas. he will be speaking at 2:55 p.m. eastern and southern las vegas. you can watch live coverage on our companion network c-span, followed by your phone calls. >> one can't count the times americans say that we are the best country in the world. what a marvelous list of things. of all the countries, everybody thinks this country is pretty good. why do we have to believe that we are the best? what does that mean? and why do we have to a circuit, all of the time? and what does it mean to other people who consume it? american products go around the world, information products go around the world. so you're served by people from every corner of the world. and we teach them not to like us. gratuitously. >> activist and trans-africa founder randall robinson taking your calls, e-mails, facebook comments and tweets. in depth three hours live sunday at noon eastern on booktv on c-span2. >> all of us work hard for causes way before we got to the white house. the white house just was an enormous push up your i think th
made the trek to las vegas this week to peek at some cutting edge electronics, some of the buzz this year focused on huge new tv west what is now called ultra hd. as well as bendable smart phones, even driverless cars. cecilia king has been covering it for the washington povments i caught up with her before the convention. welcome back to the program. at the risk of oversimplification, some years at the consumer electronics show are filled with stars of the show, big technological breakthroughs. and some just feature a lot of improvements to things people are already familiar with. what kind of year was this? >> this was definitely a mix of both. there were some familiar technologies that were improved, lots of interesting sort of higher quality release os of tvs and smart phones and tablets. but there were also some really interesting technology showcased that really kind of blew my mind and can blow your mind as a business an a consumer thinking about how a driverless car, for example, or a 3-d print kerr really change your life. >> what's a 3-d printer? >> a 3-d printer takes
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to these weapons. my view is, everybody is entitled to be safe. >> reporter: she called the nra veen nal but insists it's not personal with lapierre. >> he wants one thing, i want an entirely different thing. he's there for gun people, to allow them to have these guns regardless. they are fought virtually every kind of regulation. the time has come to change course. >> reporter: and when it comes to legislation, feinstein isn't only going to have to convince republicans. one of the interesting dynamics on this committee that is holding this hearing tomorrow is that the democratic chairman, wolf, pat leahy, is a supporter of gun rights. feinstein is concerned that the witness list is too skewed towards proponents of gun owners. >> so what you're saying is little dispute going on between dianne feinstein and patrick leahy, they are both democrats and on the liberal side of the democratic party but when it comes to gun rights, they disagree? >> reporter: that's right. they do disagree. i tried to interview patrick leahy. he said to watch the hearing tomorrow. he's known as la liberal but on
on "happening now." president unveiling what he calls a $500 million package to launch the most sweeping effort to combat gun violence in the u.s. in nearly 20 years. william la jeunesse has some of the ins and outs at the heart of this heated debate. that's next. jon: as you heard at the top of the hour the president proposes renewing the ban on assault weapons in the united states. the ban covers more than 20 specific types and would outlaw any weapon with more than one military characteristic. what does that mean? william la have. >> necessary with more from los angeles for us. william. >> reporter: jon, explains why many critics say this proposed ban eliminates weapons what they look like, not because they have a record as prolific crime gun. this gun at the top is legal. the customized one below with accessories is not under the new assault weapons ban. they're the same gun. they shoot one weapon at a time. some say the term assault weapon something misleading. >> number one myth has to be they're machine guns. they're not machine guns. these are semiauto. meaning, i pull the trigger one t
thing here. when you have wayne la pierre and david keene saying these crazy things, it compromises the negotiating position of people who do have an argument against certain restrictions. >> do you agree with that, meagan? >> i think there's a great theory called the baptist and -- where you have on the one hand the bootleggers love prohibition because it's great for business, and the baptists like prohibition because they're idealogically against it. >> it's great for your business. >> for the nra, look, this is how they fundraise. i guarantee that letter brought money pouring in. if you have seen what has happened to the gun market since newtown, you can't get high capacity magazines for love or money. i have not tested this personally, but i hear. guns are flying off the shelves. it's true that they don't do themselves a lot of good with the american public. >> maybe with their own party. that's -- business is different -- i mean, if you are listening to glen's point, and i only sort of listen to every other word, but the notion is they have to bargain over this. >> it's good fo
people their bizarre interpretations of sri lanka with amputations -- in interpretations of share real la -- sharia law with amputations and they destroyed monuments in timbuktu and and more. and their so-called the high against the world, to train fighters how to do that. those are their objectives. as far as what the french are bringing to the fight, i think this intervention, however necessary, the french were not able to bring to bear the forced that perhaps their grandfathers' would have under the same circumstances. the required health from great britain and canada and ultimately the united states for airlift, refueling help from the danes, now the u.s. will help to fuel the airplanes. certainly there's european investment that is telling appeared that will be the real question. having retaken timbuktu and ultimately two other towns, how the french and african countries are even more poorly resourceful. the topography is a little different from the analogy you mentioned, but there will be a garrison surrounded by a vast expanse which is controlled by the enemy. that will be really t
of california, who just a couple of days ago, introduced this assault weapons ban legislation. and wayne lapierre, the nra's executive vice president. these two will face one another wednesday during a senate judiciary hearing, according to the website, called what should america do about gun violence. but, it will feel like debate deja vu for capitol hill watchers because those two run opposite sides, this was back in the early 1990s when this first assault weapons ban passed. that, as you know, has since expired. their arguments are coming back to life. we went into the archive and found feinstein and lapierre from two decades ago. >> you also, at some point, have got to say, enough is enough. otherwise when the nra will not say that you should not permit the civilian sale of bazookas, what we're talking about is a weapon crafted for war, that floats around the streets of our cities, that puts our police in a position of being outgunned by the bad guys, that has kids killing kids with them. >> more regulations on honest people that a million times a year honest people use a gun in this co
arms sales. what about criminals to get their weapons illegally? william la jeunesse is on that story live in l.a. with more now. william, good morning. >> reporter: yeah, bill. they say laws for are the law-abiding. background checks are supposed to stop what the government calls prohibitive possessers, illegal immigrants, adjudicated mentally ill and felons who face few penalties for it. maricopa county jail in phoenix, arizona. is it hard for a person with criminal record to get a gun? >> no. >> reporter: while washington debates back ground checks for law-abiding gun owners. where do criminals get their weapons. >> people usually go through other people to buy it. >> i say 95% off the street, crime guns. >> reporter: survey of 18,000 prison inmates found 40% get their guns off the street, 40% from friends and family. 4% from pawn shops. 1% from free markets and gun shows. >> got a second degree burglary charge. >> reporter: we asked inmates incarcerated primarily for robbery and burglary do guns detour crime. >> if you're trying to do something, bad or whatever, get away with them
five bucks." your accent needs a little work. >>> president obama's tough gun proposals call for a ban on military-assault style weapons. let's look at the type of weapons that he's talking about. miguel marquez is joining us live from a shooting range in las vegas. miguel, what do you have? >> we're at the larnlest shooting range in nevada here. we're going to look at an m-16. this is a real m-16. carlos, if you would just set that up for us, i'm going to put some eye protection and ear protection on while he does that. thank you, sir. so if you look at this m-16, wolf, right now it's in the safe position. when you move it to the number one position, that's the semiautomatic position. and that means as i pull the trigger, each time i pull that trigger, a round goes off. when i turn it to the number three position here, that's fully automatic. when i pull the trigger, the gun doesn't stop until i stop pulling that trigger. that's the big difference. one thing of note here, it is an m-16 but this weapon would be, except for that feature of the fully automatic, this weapon would be legal
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